Christian Riis-Madsen serves as Co-Chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Antitrust and Competition practice group, and as Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Brussels office.
Mr. Riis-Madsen’s practice focuses on EU competition law, including merger control, abuse of dominance, investigations, and cartels. He has significant experience in high-tech industries where he is representing some of the largest companies in the world on high-profile European Commission and cross-border investigations. He often acts as a strategic team leader, coordinating several counsels in order to adopt an eagle-eye, comprehensive approach to his clients’ most sophisticated issues.
Mr. Riis-Madsen has had significant success in defending behavioral and cartel cases having achieved the rare feat of convincing the Commission to drop its case in an Article 101/102 case and the acquittal in a cartel case – in both cases following the adoption of a Statement of Objections. In relation to merger control, he has both achieved unconditional clearance in a number of high profile cases and represented interested third parties in several mergers that were prohibited including ThyssenKrupp/Tata Steel JV and Deutsche Boerse/NYSE Euronext.